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Person Page 243

Frances S. Chappell1,2

born 24 December 1792, died 21 December 1848

Family 1: Robert Price (born before 1791, died 1824)

Family 2: Thomas A. Strain, Reverend, (born UNKNOWN)

Facts and Notes

  • Name:3,4
  • Name:4
  • Name:5
  • Religious Affiliation: Methodist
  • Anecdote: Robert Price; See person note1
  • Birth: 24 December 1792; Virginia, USAB2
  • Marriage: 11 February 1807; Robert Price; Charlotte County, Virginia, USAB3,1
  • Immigration: 1820; Lawrence County, Alabama, USAB1
  • Marriage: 10 May 1825; Thomas A. Strain, Reverend, Lawrence County, Alabama, USAB; In Early Settlers of Alabama, James Saunders writes: "We have already mentioned the death of Robt. Price, Sr., in 1824. His widow (who was Frances S. Chappell) married Rev. Thomas A. Strain. Where there are children, second marriages rarely do well, but this one was fortunate, for Mrs. Price and her children. I knew all the parties intimately. Mr. Strain was a gentleman in his person, dress, manners and principles. The large family estate was wound up and divided equitably. Mr. Strain and wife afterward moved to Morgan county. He was so much esteemed that he was (although no politician) elected a member of the Legislature He and his wife died in that county, leaving four children. He had the confidence of that branch of the church to which he belonged. Dr. MeFerrin, in his " History of Methodism," a work of high authority, and to which I have frequent occasion to refer, says of Mr. Strain: " Thos A. Strain traveled • several years, located and settled in North Alabama, where he lived for many years, and devoted much time to the preaching of the gospel. He was a man of slender constitution, but of ardent piety and burning zeal for the cause of Christ. He was highly endowed by nature, and sanctified by grace, so that he was a popular and useful preacher. He rests from his labors."4,6
  • Death: 21 December 18482
  • Burial: After 21 December 1848; Price Cemetery, Priceville, Morgan County, Alabama, USAB2,7
  • Note: In Early Settlers of Alabama, James Saunders wrote that the marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Alexander Eale, who moved to Lawrence County, Alabama afterward. Robert sent some of his hands (slaves?) to Lawrence County in 1819 and followed with his wife in 1820. He purchased a valuable tract of land and improved his real estate holdings very much before dying four years later. He and Frances had six children, all born in Virginia except the last, who was born in Alabama but died within a few years.


  1. [S21] Saunders, James Edmonds, Early Settlers of Alabama, page 121
  2. [S448], U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for Frances Smith Price Strain
  3. [S671], Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers., Record for Fannie S. Chappell
  4. [S682], Alabama, Marriage Index, 1800-1969, Record for Fanny S Price
  5. [S21] Saunders, James Edmonds, Early Settlers of Alabama, pg 122
  6. [S21] Saunders, James Edmonds, Early Settlers of Alabama, pgs 122, 123
  7. [S362] Online database, Find A Grave, Frances Smith Chappell Price Strain memorial page, number 29612354, created by Mary Danny Berry, 6 Sep 2008, maintained by Lea Hoak; Price Cemetery, Priceville, Morgan County, Alabama, USA. ( accessed 9 April 2017).